Friday, 9 December 2016


I was lucky enough to see the fabulous Disney`s Aladdin The Musical at the Prince Edward Theatre in London on Wednesday evening.

It is magical like most of the big theatre productions in London but this is suitable for quite young children. They can follow the story line easily. Do check with the individual threatre for age restrictions. 

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Firstly do go and see it is fun, colourful and magnificent! The Genie makes the show supported by the wonderful Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. Everyone in the show is great and the fabulous stage sets and lighting are awe inspiring.

We paid £30 a ticket with www.seetickets  we sat up in the grand circle, the seats good for what we paid.. The Prince Edward Theatre is not as big as some London Theatres. If you can chose your grand circle tickets go for the middle rows not the side as the stage view is better.

The theatre itself is only a few minutes walk from Leicester square 
and very close to China Town.

When street urchin Aladdin stumbles across an ancient lamp in the Cave of Wonders he unwittingly releases the weird and wonderful Genie. Transformed into a prince by his three wishes, Aladdin teams up with adventure-hungry Princess Jasmine. But Aladdin’s not the only one who knows about the lamp – the wicked Jafar has his own wishes he wants granted.

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from Disney the magical aladdin

Directed and choreographed by the incomparable Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), starring Trevor Dion Nicholas in his role as Genie and with stunning sets from multi-award-winning designer Bob Crowley.

It`s Magical!

 theatre, magical, seetickets, aladdin, genie

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tesco Desserts #TriedForLess

My Orchard £6 vouchers got all this
I`M A MEMBER OF THE ORCHARD AT TESCO  SO I   #TriedItFree  with  #Tescoorchard

 I've recently signed up to Orchard by Tesco, whom based on your profile and Tesco Clubcard usage will  send you additional vouchers and clubcard points to test and grade new products at Tesco.

I received £6 in vouchers to spend on Tesco desserts, cakes or cheese. I chose the above items as the dessert platter is ideal to enhance my buffet table on Boxing Day.

There are 50 mini desserts in the box and it only costs £4. Inside the box  is a packet of mini donuts, a packet of mini chocolate eclairs and a box of vanilla slices. You can set all 50 out or just use a few at a time. They will defrost in an hour. 

Who can resist Tesco Chocolate Profiteroles and £1 a box, an irresistible dessert for two or three people. 

The Lemon Swirl cheesecake looked good again it was £1. I think I will keep this for Christmas Eve.

Here is a link if you would like to find out more about Tesco`s Orchard Programme.

Direct Link is

I received vouchers to buy the above desserts but the opinions are my own.

Sunday, 4 December 2016


Debenhams Win Your Wishlist competition
Found it at Debenhams - this  post is part of the Debenhams  Win Your Wishlist Competition.

I was really impressed at just how varied the Debenhams Christmas range is. Everything from hampers for the home, or as gifts, to toys and Christmas trees.

Debenhams Win Your Wishlist competit

Crosley - Red collegiate portable USB turntable:
Found it  - now do I keep it or give it to my son, decisions.

Baylis & Harding - Assorted fragrance six piece Cracker:
No. 1 Jenny Packham - Dark red sequin glitter maxi dress:
Transformers - Robots in Disguise Power Surge Bumblebee and Buzzstrike:
Baby Annabell - Doll:
Baby Born - Interactive Wonderland Dragon
Thorntons - Classic collection - wrapped
Laurent Perrier - Bottle of champagne with two flutes gift set
Sweet Shop - XL strawberry sensations: Memories Flower Basket: Debenhams - Set of 62 multicoloured Christmas tree decorations
Marc Jacobs decadence
Debenhams Win Your Wishlist competition
Lovely things for the home, sweets for grandad and fabulous perfume - Found it!
Puppies are not just for Christmas but aren`t they cute!
Elegance Sparkling Hamper
  Elegant Hampers to Celebrate Christmas - Found it!

Monday, 28 November 2016

London Competitions for my wishlist

These are the competitions I would love to win this December, not counting things like a dream holiday or the lottery.  Which I am sure are on all our wish lists. 

London - Abbey

A lovely competition from Hamleys  to win tickets to Cinderella  and an overnight stay in a London Hotel. Closing on 30/11/2016 can be found here.

or on

Visit London has this amazing competition closing on 8th December 2016

Win group VIP weekend tickets to the Magical Lantern Festival

Experience light sculptures, Chinese arts, virtual reality, and much more...


Magic Radio has this fabulous comp VIP Tickets to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park which closes on 4/12/2016

Winter Wonderland in  Hyde Park
 I went last year and it was good fun.

 How about £1,000 worth of Amazon vouchers and an Amazon Echo to help with the Christmas presents.  Absolute Radio of offering a competition here. Closing on 18/12/2016

 You could win £100 of shopping vouchers with this easy twitter competition closing on 18/12/2016

Whatever is on your wishlist this Christmas try winning it, you never know you may just get lucky.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Competition Wins 2016

I have been entering competitions on and off since the 1980`s and I have won some amazing prizes during that time.

Here is a link to my Pinterest Board which shows some of my wins

My best win this year has been a £300 Disney Store Gift Card which I won from a Mumsnet Survey.  All spent on these two little darlings and being a canny granny we went to the store when everything had 20 per cent off.

Isabella and Alice

  Another lovely prize this year was a weekend camping at England Medieval Festival worth £250 and won via a blog competition.

My neice Chris and her family enjoyed the camping trip win
Rugby tickets, Theme park tickets, a £75 Marks gift card and a few gift cards from twitter parties. Not bad considering I have hardly been comping at all this year. We sadly lost my daughter Katrina to mouth cancer in August 2015 she loved coming on my prize wins with me. I took a year off comping and most other things after that.

Henley Regatta Festival win Katrina and me

My best places for finding competitions are and Di Cokes amazing site is good to but I prefer the comps in date order. I find theprizefinder easier to use. 

I also like Cora Harrison for pure comping determination see her 2 people, five hours, 1000 comps entered here.

Good luck with the advent comps everyone!

Saturday, 26 November 2016

London Photography Competition

This is a good competition for anyone who has been to London and has some photo`s lying about.

First prize is £200 and the theme is London Faces and places.


It is also listed under photography competitions on 

This is my entry, I decided to go for a place and a face.

Good Luck if you enter the competition it closes on 5th December 2016.

Big Ben taken from the London Eye

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Mamia Days Out Challange

I`m Alice aged 16 months, strutting my holiday style

 This post is an entry for BritMums #MamiaDaysOut Linky Challenge, sponsored by Aldi Mamia. < >

Me and big sister Isabella having fun with Mum

Mummy got a lovely hamper from Aldi

A lovely wicker hamper basket arrived full of wonderful organic food and drink from Aldi. The range is designed specifically for two year olds and under.

This #MamiaDaysOut Challenge was organized through Britmums.  It was a great chance to see if Alice aged 16 months and her sister Isabella, almost 3 liked the range.

I can see you!
I like this apple and pear fruit pot
I`m phoning my daddy

The hamper contained Apple and Pear fruit pots, junior rice cakes, main meal stage 1 pouches, fruit puree pouches and apple with blackcurrant juice. All organic and made from the best ingredients. Exactly what you want to give your children.

They are so convenient with easy to pack pouches which little mouths can just eat straight from the pack. Aldi even added a £5 voucher to buy some nappies and wipes. We had a indoor teddy bear picnic at my aunts house. 

This apple and blackcurrant drink is yummy

Alice and Isabella enjoying their drinks

 Isabella loves the fruit pouches.

I like this one and my sister is not getting it.

The range was a big hit with the children and with Aldi`s low prices it is so easy to just pack and go. I liked that the pouches are not only healthy and organic but they are light weight too. With all the stuff you need to carry around with little ones that`s a bonus!